Gaming Cynic: The Only Way(s) to Make Gamers Happy

Gamers are some of the most oppressed consumers of entertainment in the entire world. They rarely get what they want and when they do, it’s usually watered down by the gaming industry’s insistence on trying to appeal to a mainstream market. As a gamer, I don’t understand why it’s so difficult to make every single… Continue reading

Gaming Lifestyle: You’re a Gamer? – The Cursed Checkpoint #122

As far as video games have come, gamers still find themselves on the defensive about their hobby. Brandon, Justin, and Cole discuss how they explain gaming to non-gamers and discover truths and opinions about why they are asked those questions. The Cursed Checkpoint is a topical video game podcast focused on discussions and interviews about a… Continue reading

Gamers Have Nothing to Apologize For

As humans, we love to organize ourselves and others into convenient little groups. Whether it’s a means to identify a friendly clan of like minded individuals or a way to protect ourselves from those who may cause us danger, this generalization has a very primitive foundation that was most likely derived from the fight or… Continue reading

Shiniest Objects: Now with Shout Support

We took advantage of a patch notes and sales update heavy news week to read through some great editorials, as well as pay tribute to one of our industry’s forefathers. Robots attacked Horrible Night in more ways than one and we also revisited a few old favorite game characters. Every day we are on the… Continue reading

REPLY TO ALL: Falling into Gamer Stereotypes

We’ve talked about negative and false gaming stereotypes and wanting to do our best to avoid fitting into them so as to not reinforce the ignorant perception of our culture, but this is not always that easy. What gamer stereotype do you most embody and what have you had to do to keep it in check?… Continue reading

Gamers on FoldIt Beat Lvl. 40 Retrovirus Boss, Make Scientists Look like Nancies

If you’re a well-rounded geek, you probably already know about the site FoldIt. FoldIt takes advantage of the fact that lots of people like to play video games while simultaneously being told they’re helping save humanity. Since after all, the human brain is actually pretty good at figuring out how proteins fold most efficiently and folding proteins is… Continue reading